Karina Ricks, Director of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, Talks Smart Communities

The second episode in the ITE Talks Transportation podcast series on smart communities showcases what is happening in Pittsburgh. Karina Ricks, who was appointed as the city’s first director of the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure in May, discusses initiatives the city has with Uber, Carnegie Mellon University and Google, among others.

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ITE Talks Transportation: Vik Bhide on Smart Communities

Vik Bhide, chief traffic management engineer for the City of Tampa, Transportation & Stormwater Services, is a regional subject matter expert in Smart Communities planning and deploying urban mobility solutions. He chairs the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee. Vik also leads Tampa’s Smart Cities Program. Vik has been instrumental in program development, design, and deployment of Advanced Traffic Management Systems for most of the municipalities in the Tampa Bay region. He is a key member of the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot team, the Marion Transit Way Autonomous Shuttle Service project, and the Smart Lighting project.

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Former Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad on Infrastructure

For nearly four years Ananth Prasad served as Florida’s Secretary of Transportation. More recently, he’s been a senior vice president and National Transportation Practice Leader at HNTB. At the end of 2016 he wrote an op-ed piece on investing in the nation’s infrastructure. Five months into the Trump Administration he talked with Transportation Radio about where things now stand and some factors to consider on how to allocate that money.

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Profile: Virginia Transportation

Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne has all aspects of transportation under his purview. From highways, to ports, to transit, if it moves people or cargo, chances are he plays a role. In Transportation Radio‘s ongoing series featuring state transport agencies around the US, we talk about how the commonwealth manages transportation and what makes Virginia unique.

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ITE Talks Transportation: Crissy Fanganello, Director of Transportation & Mobility for the City of Denver

In this capstone episode of the ITE Talks Transportation Thought Leaders in Transportation series, Crissy Fanganello, Director of Transportation and Mobility for the City and County of Denver talks with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast about implementing the innovative technologies discussed in the series while delivering safe, multimodal, integrated transportation services.

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Profile: Michigan DOT

Kirk Steudle, the director of Michigan DOT, is distinguished in many ways but two factors that stand out are his years of service as the leader of the state’s transportation agency and the national leadership roles he’s had with AASHTO, TRB and ITS America. That experience give him unique insights not only into MDOT but what’s happening nationally. He shares that perspective in the latest episode of Transportation Radio‘s profiles of state DOTs.

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